Cowboys defeat No. 23 Tigers in Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated the No. 23 Missouri Tigers on New Year’s Eve in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Cowboys defeated the Tigers, 38-33, on Monday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Cowboys ended the season with a 7-6 mark after receiving the win. They ended their season on a high note with a one-game win streak.

Oklahoma State improved to 19-10 all-time in Bowl games. They have won their last two Bowl games.

With the loss, the Tigers fell to 8-5 on the season. Their four-game win streak was snapped with this defeat.

Missouri fell to 15-18 all-time in Bowl games. They have lost their last two Bowl games.

Cowboys quarterback Taylor Cornelius went 26 of 44 for 336 yards. He had four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Chuba Hubbard had 18 carries for 145 yards and one touchdown. Cornelius had 12 carries for 21 yards.

Tyron Johnson had seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Tylan Wallace had seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. Dillon Stoner had six receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Hubbard had three receptions for 37 yards.

Tigers quarterback Drew Lock went 23 of 38 for 373 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

Larry Rountree III had 27 carries for 204 yards and a touchdown. Lock had six carries for 30 yards. Tyler Badie had nine carries for 30 yards.

Johnathon Johnson had nine receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown. Emanuel Hall had two receptions for 72 yards. Barrett Banister had three receptions for 37 yards.

Kendall Blanton had four receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. Dominic Gicinto had two receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma State had 24 points in the second half. Cornelius hit Wallace for a nine-yard touchdown reception. Hubbard scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown.

Cornelius hit Johnson for a 46-yard touchdown reception. Matt Ammendola also made a 27-yard field goal.

Missouri had 17 points in the second half. Lock hit Johnson for an 86-yard touchdown reception. Rountree III also scored on a 55-yard rushing touchdown.

Tucker McCann made a 26-yard field goal.

The Tigers led 16-14 at halftime. Lock hit Gicinto for a five-yard touchdown reception. Tucker McCann also made a 24-yard field goal.

Lock hit Blanton for a 16-yard touchdown reception. Following the touchdown, McCann missed the extra point.

Cowboys’ Cornelius hit Stoner for a 30-yard touchdown reception. Cornelius hit Johnson for a seven-yard touchdown reception.

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